Blood is the Same

Blood is the Same

Awer Bul arrived in Virginia as a refugee of the civil war in Sudan. In 2007, he won a grant while studying at Virginia Commonwealth University to return to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya to conduct art workshops for children who lived there. Blood is the Same features the work

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Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox – A Conversation to End Hate

Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America today. Her work is often born in cathartic response to contemporary events and shaped from her own personal experiences growing up in Arkansas. “Personal conversations, with

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There’s Just Us

August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. The Virginia Holocaust Museum is honored and privileged to exhibit There’s Just Us a photo series by Alec R. Hosterman who was there to document the protests

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Faces of Survival: A Portrait Exhibit

Faces of Survival

  Some were hidden children, concealing their Jewish identity. Some were infants and toddlers whose families were forced to flee their homes. They came from all corners of Eastern and Western Europe. All had the normalcy of their childhoods replaced by fear, and often the horror of witnessing death and

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Beyond Duty

While the countries of the free world were reluctant to help Jewish refugees, and while most diplomats continued to employ standard procedures, only very few felt that extraordinary times required extraordinary action and were willing to act against their governments’ policy. Only a small minority mustered the necessary courage to

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Humility: Works by Molly Robinson

As a high school student, Molly Robinson was urged by her art teacher to make art motivated by deep self-reflection. After seeing examples of social conflict during trips to Kenya, Tanzania, and Togo, Robinson was inspired to create pieces that explored the impact of human rights violations on personal identity.

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The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors

In 2017 Switzerland assumed the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. As part of their chairmanship, they developed a powerful portrait exhibition on the last Swiss Holocaust survivors. These survivors were not often Swiss citizens, but rather came to the country seeking refuge from other countries in Europe. Some

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Margot Blank Paintings

A selection of artwork from artist and Holocaust survivor Margot Blank will be on display at the VHM. Blank, originally from Germany, was deported to two camps in France before escaping with the help of resistance groups. She spent the remainder of the war helping children who had been rescued

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Auschwitz/Oswiecim

    Auschwitz/Oswiecim is a temporary exhibit produced by the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Designed as a commemoration to local survivors who endured this notorious camp, it serves to the illustrate its significance within Nazi ideology. Bookings made in two-month blocks $2500 rental fee for two-months, plus outgoing shipping costs 3,000

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Auschwitz/Oswiecim

Auschwitz/Oswiecim is a temporary exhibit produced by the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Designed as a commemoration to local survivors who endured this notorious camp, it serves to the illustrate its significance within Nazi ideology. The three camps that make up the Auschwitz complex represent Nazi policy in a microcosm. Auschwitz I:

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